How to Shop Amazon Prime Day – Guide & Shopping Tips To Get the Best Deals
What’s all the fuss about Amazon Prime Day, anyway?
Well, it’s the days (used to be a day) when there are amazing deals on Amazon!
But we aren’t saving if we’re buying just because it’s a good deal.
In this blog post, I’ll let you in all the details and shopping tips to help you save time and money.
I created a dedicated blog post on for The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals, you can check it out here.
And I also included the deals already happening now!
Amazon Prime Day 2019 Details
- When – Prime Day begins on 12 AM PT on Monday, July 15 – 11:59 PM PT on Tuesday, July 16
- Time to use your Amazon credit you received from shopping at Whole Foods.
- Prime Day Twitch deals and Prime Day Whole Foods deals have already started.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Prime Day is an annual celebration with epic deals and new product launches exclusively for Prime members.
It started in 2015 to celebrate Amazon’s 20th anniversary. Since then, it grew into a massive success being celebrated in 16 different countries.
This year, Amazon is extending the length of sale to 48 hours as opposed to last year’s 36-hour extravaganza.
Should I sign up for Amazon Prime Now?
Prime Day is exclusively for Prime members. The annual subscription costs $119 or $12.99 per month.
If your main purpose is to get deals during Prime Day then it might not be worth it. There are Amazon sales all the time.
And if you can’t get it during Prime Day, you can certainly snag some epic deals during Black Friday.
Also other major retailers already began competing with Amazon prices namely eBay, Target, Walmart, Old Navy (offering 50% off everything!), Nordstrom, and Macy’s.
For example, right now Macy’s is currently offering this Instant Pot Duo 6-Quarts for just $59.99 with promo code DEAL. It’s also available on Walmart.com for the same price!
How to Gain Access to Amazon Prime Day Deals for Free
I definitely recommend signing up for a free 30-day Prime trial – for new customers only – to participate during Prime Day.
I want to sign up for a free 30-day Trial
Remember to cancel BEFORE your trial ends to avoid paying for the membership if you don’t want to continue.
If you’ve already used your trial membership, here are other ways you can get it on the cheap.
Amazon Prime is only $5.99 a month to families who are on government assistance such as TANF, Medicaid, or SNAP (also known as Food Stamps). Get all the details and sign up here.
College Student Discount
If you’re currently a college student you can get Prime for 50% off or $6.49 a month. All you need is an .edu email address or prove that your a college student. Get more info and sign up here.
Share Prime Membership
Did you know you can share a Prime membership via Amazon Household? Maybe you and a buddy can share or you know someone who’s willing to share their membership with you temporarily. I personally share mine with my sister. Create your Amazon household here.
Sign up for a Short Term Plan
This is ideal if you’re planning to purchase a big ticketed item and the savings make it worth it.
The Prime membership $12.99 a month, so it’ll be up to you if it’s worth it or not. If you do sign up, be sure to cancel before the month ends.
Here are some benefits you can enjoy being a Prime member even after Prime Day.
What do I get with an Amazon Prime Membership?
- Expedited shipping: 2-hour delivery (select cities), Same-Day, One-Day, and Two-Day delivery
- Prime Video: unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes
- Prime Music: unlimited, ad-free access to hundreds of Prime Playlists
- Prime Reading: borrow books, magazines and more plus early access to new releases
- Amazon Photo: unlimited cloud photo storage, 5GB of videos, documents and other files
- Twitch Prime: free Twitch channel subscription every month + more
- Whole Foods Market: weekly deals and extra 10% off on select items
- Prime Early Access: 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals
Click here for more membership benefit and information
How and where do I find Amazon Prime Day Deals?
Find sneak peeks of upcoming Prime Day Deals here or via the Amazon App – you can download it here.
You can shop deals on Amazon.com, using the Amazon App, Alexa, and Alexa-compatible devices. Remember to configure Alexa for voice purchasing!
Have you heard of Amazon Smile Program? It’s free and an easy way to shop while donating to a charity. How cool is that?
How to get extra savings to use on Prime Day?
Get $10 Amazon credit when you sign up to the Amazon App for the first time. Then, you’ll get another $10 Amazon credit after your first in-app purchase.
Install Amazon Assistant and get $10 off your next $50 – this is my SECRET WEAPON during Prime Day! Install it here!
Earn $10 bonus when you reload $100 or more to your Amazon Gift Card Balance for the first time.
Do you shop at Whole Foods? Get $10 credit to spend on almost everything at Amazon on Prime Day when you spend $10 at Whole Foods Market (either in-store or on Prime Now) between July 3-16.
Amazon Prime Day Best Sellers 2018
So, what did people buy last year?
The Fire TV Stick was the most popular item people purchased worldwide (among the 16 countries mentioned above).
People from the US purchased the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, while the Lifestraw Water Filter was a best seller in Canada.
Here’s a list of best sellers from the other 14 countries.
- Amazon Basics USB Lightning Cable
- Bosch Cordless Drill
- Cecotec Conga Robot Vacuum
- Braun Grooming Kit
- TP Link Wi-Fi Plug
- Osmart Zigbee Smart Plug
- Sandisk Ultra 128GB Memory Card
- Philips Hue LED Spotlight
- Jamie Oliver Tefal Pan
- Savas Whey Protein
- Sonicare Toothbrush
- Coco-Cola Zero Sugar
- Redmi Smartphone
- PS4 Console
Best Amazon Prime Day Deals
Amazon offers the biggest discounts on their own products and brands such as:
along with other Alexa-enabled devices during Prime Day.
Obviously, right? Also, expect discounts on new Amazon product releases (if any).
Expect to see lots of other gadgets like headphone deals from Bose, Sony and Beats, kitchen gadgets, laptop accessories etc!
I’m excited for beauty and skincare deals – check out this Facetory 4pc mask box for $4.90.
Go check out this blog post dedicated to The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals!
Early Amazon Prime Day Deals Happening Now!
(image credit: Amazon)
Grocery & Household
Snacks, Drinks + More! (up to 25%)
Frito Lay Fun Time Mix Variety Pack 40 count, $13.42
- Pay $9.42 (after $4 digital coupon + Subscribe & Save discount)
- $0.23 each bag!
Tropicana Apple Juice Box $4.23oz 44 count, $13.29
- Pay $11.29 (after 15% off digital coupon + Subscribe & Save discount)
- $0.26 each juice box!
- NOTE: These are perfect juice boxes for kindergartners and maybe even 1st graders. My kids don’t drink a lot of juice, this is a good size making for less waste.
Pure Leaf Iced Tea Unsweetened Variety Pack, 18.5 fl oz. 12 Pack – $17.10
- Pay $13.68 (after 20% off digital coupon + Subscribe & Save discount)
- $1.14 each bottle!
- Get $15 off orders $35+ for new customers.
- Plus save up to 40% off groceries
Save up to 30% off Household Essentials by Amazon
Save $10 off orders of $40 or more with grocery and household
Beauty & Personal
Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Toothbrush
- now $34.95 (after sale + $5 digital coupon) – reg. $69.99
Instant Pot 6-Quart
- now $59.99 – reg. $99.95
Instant Pot 8-Quart
- now $99.99 – reg. $139.95
KitchenAid Artisan Mini Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, 3.5 quart, Contour Silver
- now $247.49 – reg. $399.99
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, 10.25 inches
- now $14.88 – reg. $26.68
Lodge 3 Quart Cast Iron Combo Cooker, Fryer, Dutch Oven, and Convertible Skillet/Griddle Lid
- now $29.92 – $62
Save up to 30% off on Off-to-College
- Scroll down to about half of the page to see current deals!
Save up to 40% off on home and electronics from woot.com
- Including this Dyson Ball Vacuum (renewed) $149.99 – reg. $249.99
Tech & Gadgets
- now $14 – reg. $34.99
LG Stylo 4 – 32 GB (Unlocked)
- now $159.99 – reg. $299.99
Ring Video Doorbell Pro + Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Bundle
- now $169 – reg. $298.99
Amazon Music Unlimited
- $1 for the first 4 months, reg. $31.96
- Free for the first 3 months, reg. $29.97
Save 50% off movie rentals from Prime Video
- $4.95 per month for the first 3 months, reg. $14.95 a month
- Sign up for an annual Audible membership and get an Echo Dot for $0.99
Fire TV Recast, over-the-air DVR, 500 GB, 75 hours
- now $129.99 – reg $229.99
How to Shop Amazon Prime Day
Make sure you have a Prime Membership – click here to sign up for a trial.
Download the Amazon App – also great when you’re on the go.
Install the Amazon browser extension. You can receive notifications on the upcoming deals you’re watching.
Did you know there are different deal sections? Be sure to check these:
- Deal of the Day
- Lightning Deals
- Savings & Sales
- Coupons section
- Woot! Deals
- Prime Early Access Deals
Create and narrow your list of things to buy – think Christmas and back-to-school. Add them to your Amazon list for easy access during Prime Day.
- Using Amazon.com go to Account > Lists
- Using the browser extension click on Add to List tab
- Using the Amazon app, click on the hamburger menu on the top left corner > You Lists > View Lists > Create List
Prime Day is overwhelming with the millions of products they offer.
I hope that this How-to Shop Amazon Prime Day guide helps you weed through all of that.
It’s crucial to create a list. Just like going to the supermarket hungry with no list – you’ll end up buying things you don’t need.
Remember to only buy things you’ll use, love and value.
And I hope that you can cross things off your Christmas list.
I posted a dedicated blog post just for The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals – HERE! I’ll update it frequently during Prime Day!
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